Elizabeth May appoints distinguished and respected Quebec environmentalist as Deputy Leader
(OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, today announced the appointment of Quebec Daniel Green to the position of Deputy Leader. As detailed in the Green Party Constitution, the Leader is empowered to appoint up to two Deputy Leaders
Mr. Green has worked for almost 40 years as a defender of local communities against the threat of toxic substances in the environment. From 1980 until 2000 Daniel led the Société pour Vaincre la Pollution (SVP), a pioneer environmental organization that worked on many of the major issues dealing with environmental contamination affecting Quebec and Canada. He has also served as a scientific advisor with the Sierra Club of Canada, Nature Québec, Parks Canada, and various Canadian municipalities. Daniel has worked hard over the last 40 years to engage communities on many of the largest environmental issues that Quebec and Canada faces.
"I couldn't be more pleased that someone of Daniel's commitment to Quebec and public health has chosen to join our Green team as we prepare for the 2015 election,” stated Ms. May. We have a message that resonates in Quebec and Daniel Green is the ideal activist to deliver it.”
“I am thrilled to welcome Daniel to the Big Green Tent as fellow Deputy Leader,”said Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North. “We are fortunate to have Daniel join our team. He is well known across Canada as a real leader in the conservation community.”
Former Green Party Deputy Leader, Georges Laraque added, “I was happy to be part of the process in recommending and endorsing Daniel as the new Deputy leader of the Party. I will support their efforts in any way I can to help elect more Green MPs from Quebec to Parliament.”
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